A lease is an interest in land granted by a landowner (referred to as the “landlord” or “lessor”) to another person (referred to as the “tenant” or “lessee”), which confers a right of exclusive possession over the land for a fixed duration. SWS Lawyers is experienced in commercial, retail and industrial leasing, acting for both landlords and tenants.
SWS Lawyers has acted on numerous commercial and retail leasing transactions for landlords and tenants alike. Our leases are drafted efficiently, cost-effectively and tailored to our clients’ circumstances to mitigate future risk. We ensure our clients receive actionable and commercial advice on existing or proposed leases to identify and manage material issues.
We also provide extensive advice on the provisions of retail leasing legislation and the impacts it can have on proposed leases. We are experienced in drafting rules for shopping centres and other multi-tenancy buildings.
Other than commercial and retail leasing, we also provide advice in relation to property licences, including the risks and benefits of these arrangements and the feasibility of entering into a licence.
SWS Lawyers acts on behalf of a range of landlords and tenants, including publicly listed companies, trustees of superannuation funds, landlords of shopping centres and individuals. Our skills extend to drafting agreements to lease, including agreements for premises yet to be constructed.
We are also experienced in negotiating long term leases (e.g., 30 years plus) for solar farm developments.
Their approach is always professional and delivered at a standard comparable to a capital city law firm. It is the clear strategic direction that has always impressed me about the SWS team.
We believe their ability to combine first rate legal expertise, commercial judgement and strong negotiating skills is rare amongst lawyers and provides us with a real competitive advantage in corporate transactions. We use SWS because of their ability, not their post code.
The combination of rare legal expertise, commercial judgement and strong negotiating skills is rare amongst lawyers and provides us with a real competitive advantage in corporate transactions.
SWS has assisted with advice on securing and exercising complex property and commercial contractual rights and assisting with protracted contractual management and implementation. We value legal experts who can offer pragmatic and commercial legal solutions for our complicated matters. SWS Lawyers has consistently met these criteria.
The team at SWS Lawyers have already showcased their professionalism, commitment, positive can-do attitude and insight into our needs and have a clear understanding of the disability sector.